Performance | Jan 13, 2022
Our first webinar of the year is in 15 days; how to slightly improve your life in 100 ways; to improve your culture then focus on support and praise.

Happy New Year. Bonne Année. ¡Feliz Año Nuevo! I’m unsure whether it’s still acceptable to say that on 13 January, but I have anyway. Everyone from Leaders HQ hopes that 2022 has started marvellously for you, and long may that continue.

By Matthew Stone

I’ll kick off the year by sharing this handy document of all the member benefits for the year ahead, consisting of our virtual learning schedule, events, communities and more. There’s a few gaps to fill in terms of specific event dates, but we’ll be communicating those very shortly, so keep your eyes peeled.

For now, here’s another compilation of news, insights and stories from across high performance. Grab your brew, take a pew and enjoy the view!
​​​​6 questions, answered 

1. Matt – what’s first up that I can attend in 2022?

It’s our webinar, brought to you by our Main Partners Keiser, on Wednesday 26 January. We’ll be delving into ‘Data Decision Making in a High-Performance Environment’ with two brilliant speakers in Kate Weiss from the Seattle Mariners and Jordan Ott from the Brooklyn Nets, who will be left in the ever-so-safe hands of resident moderator Steve Gera from Gains Group. Find out more and sign up here.

2. How can I make sure 2022 is better than 2021?

Here’s 100 ways to slightly improve your life. Some good, some silly. Give them a go!

3. When is the time to prioritise organisational culture?

Now, according to Laszlo Bock, Founder and CEO of Humu and former Head of People Operations at Google.

Meanwhile, resilient teams and organisations are built on the solid foundation of a healthy, supportive culture.

4. What do courageous leaders do differently? 

They put principles first, and focus on making environments safer for others. Read on here.

5. 2021 was a great year for women’s sport, wasn’t it?

It certainly was. Here is a thread from The Telegraph’s Twitter account of their top 10 moments for sportswomen in 2021.

6. What’s your new year’s resolution?

I’ve read a lot of them while pulling this edition of the Digest together, but maybe more sleep is the best commit of them all.

It’s a numbers game

5 questions to…

… decide your next career move

3 New Year’s resolutions…

… for employers right now

5 insights on…

… why the way we decide matters

7 key insights into what…

mindfulness is, and what it isn’t

15 powerful words…

… that are helping us start 2022 off right

6 ways leaders can adapt…

… to the workplace of 2022


Awe inspiring

Seeking the feeling of ‘awe’ can have a hugely positive effect on us – it can improve memory, relieve anxiousness and get our creative juices flowing. Sounds awe-some to me.

Kill Lead them with kindness

Compassion is one of the leadership traits you may not have seen often 5-10 years ago, but you certainly do now. Softer and more ‘human centred’ leadership skills are coming to the fore, which can be seen as the power of low-ego, high-drive leadership.

Plus, alongside compassion it’s important to connect with empathy as a leader.

Vote of confidence

Not everyone feels comfortable being confident, but it’s a skill, or trick, you can learn. There’s not many better to teach it than West Point’s Dr Nate Zinsser.

Diversity, Equality & Inclusion – let’s do something about it

Mental health and wellbeing – let’s talk about it



Part of learning is rethinking assumptions and revising opinions. Here are 21 things that Adam Grant ‘learnt’ in 2021.


Johnny Parkes, Leaders Performance Institute member and Assistant Head of Strength & Conditioning for the Tennis Program at IMG Academy, discusses building trust with players, instilling good performance habits, and the future of S&C in tennis.


Leaders Performance Institute member Joelie Chisholm, Vice Chair of GB Climbing’s Competition Climbing and Performance Group, lists the books that have influenced her work in sport.

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